Oscar-winning actor Paul Scofield dies
Fred Attewill and agencies
Thursday March 20, 2008
The British actor Paul Scofield, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons, has died, aged 86.
His agent said he died peacefully yesterday in hospital near his Sussex home after being diagnosed with leukaemia.
Scofield was voted to have produced the finest ever performance as Shakespeare's King Lear by his contemporaries and was widely thought of as one of the best actors of his generation.http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,2266795,00.html